Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Letter to the Editor

The following was sent to me by a good friend. Not sure where this came from although it looks like it might have appeared the Iosco County News-Herald, a small northern Michigan weekly. Although I do not have any rights to reprint this I am going to take a risk. It pretty much sums it all up for those of us on the conservative side of the aisle.

If you are author of this or the editor of the previously mentioned newspaper, please leave me a comment if you wish for me to delete the post. I will do so.


Has America become the land of the special interest and home of the double standard?

Lets see: If we lie to Congress, it’s a felony and if the congress lies to its just politics; if we dislike a black person, we’re racist and if a black person dislikes whites, it’s their 1st Amendment right; the government spends millions to rehabilitate criminals and they do almost nothing for the victims; in public schools you can teach that homosexuality if OK, buy you better not use the word God in the process; you can kill an unborn child but its wrong to execute a mass murderer; we don’t burn books in America, we now rewrite them; we got rid of the communist and socialist threat be renaming them progressives; we are unable to close of border with Mexico, but have no problem protecting the 38th parallel in Korea; if you protest against President Obama’s policies you’re a terrorist, but if burned an American flag of George Bush in effigy it was your 1st Amendment right.

You can have pornography on TV or the internet, but you better not put a nativity scene in a public park during Christmas; we have eliminated all criminals in America, they are now called sick people; we can use a human fetus for medical research, but it’s wrong to use an animal.

We take money from those who work hard for it and give it to those who don’t want to work; we all support the Constitution, but only when it supports our political ideology; we still have freedom of speech, but only if we are being politically correct; parenting has been replaced with Ritalin and video games; the land of opportunity is now the land of handouts; the similarity between Hurricane Katrina and the gulf oil spill is that neither president did anything to help.

And how do we handle a major crisis today? The government appoints a committee to determine who’s at fault, then threatened them, passes a law, raises our taxes; tells us the problem is solved so they can get back to their reelection campaign.

What has happened to the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Author’s name and location withheld.

Very interesting take on our troubles. I sure that many of you readers will recognize much of what was written here.

I don’t know if many of you follow baseball at all and the troubles that steroids brought to the game. When Congress decided to stick their fingers into this issue to gain political points they had a few prominent players from that era testify before a special committee. During the course of the testimony a couple of players were caught lying about their use of steroids. Now some of those players are being brought up on charges of lying before Congress. But when Nancy Pelosi and her crew lied to the American public about the cost of the health care bill, it was nothing more that political gamesmanship. The difference here what is at stake. The players lying to Congress costs us nothing, while this health care bill is now north of $1 trillion in taxpayer money.


  1. Again, free speech is only good for today because we are probably going to be watched tomorrow..and then silenced....
    thanks for the article...
    I do pray a lot for this country and for the hearts of people to turn back to the LIVING GOD!!!
    Me again!!

  2. Righty
    Great post. What a mess, somehow I don't understand the double standard. How does the MSM and progressives get away with telling half truths? Pity you folks left of the Cascades. I look at the news coming out of Salem and Olympia and just shake my head.
    Bob in boise

  3. BnB, yes, decisions made can be a real "what the heck" moment. But the time has come to pay the piper. Based on some of things I have been hearing out of OR, the leadership in WA is diong a better job with the grasp on reality. Still be led by left-wingers, but I think the kool-ade has dried up and starting to see how things really are when the money tree has been poisoned.

    This reality has yet to trickle down tot he local governments as you might have seen from my long post a few days ago about what the Thurston County commissioners are doing to people who own property. I may be focusing a little more on that over the next few weeks.

    Take care,
    PACNW Righty